Charles Young’s Salary Pay Vouchers while serving in Monrovia, Liberia.   Save
Charles Young’s Salary Pay Vouchers while serving in Monrovia, Liberia.
Description: Charles Young’s Salary Pay Vouchers while serving in Monrovia, Liberia. Charles Young was the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army and, at the time of his death in 1922, was the highest-ranking African American officer in the Army. He is known for having been forced into retirement due to health concerns before the start of World War I and later riding from Wilberforce, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. to prove his physical fitness for duty. View on Ohio Memory.
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Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Military officers; World War I, 1914-1918;Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Charles Young’s Salary Pay Vouchers while serving in Monrovia, Liberia.